TfL: Transport for London (TfL) and developer Treasury Holdings are starting a public consultation (closes on Friday 17 June 2011– see press release for details) to hear local residents' views on the proposed private-sector funded 3km extension of the Northern line from Kennington to Battersea Power Station. The Tube extension is part of a package of transport measures that would enable the regeneration of the GLA's wider Opportunity Area which covers Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea.
CQC: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced the start of a consultation (closes on 1 August 2011) on a new excellence award for adult social care services in England. The new voluntary award, due to launch in April 2012, will be delivered by third party organisations under licence to CQC. The consultation seeks people’s views on a definition of excellence, developed by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), and key aspects of the assessment process.
FSA: The Chia Company, based in Australia, has applied to the Food Standards Agency for approval to market chia seed in baked goods, breakfast cereals, and fruit, nut & seed mixes. The company currently has authorisation, under the novel food regulations, to market chia seed in bread products at a maximum level of 5%. Any comments on the application should be emailed to the ACNFP secretariat by Monday 30 May 2011.